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load shedding

Load shedding can be translated as load reduction. Load shedding is the reduction of power consumption in power grids in order to ensure that the temporary energy requirements of end users are adequately met.

Load shedding occurs when energy consumption rises sharply and cannot be adequately balanced by the power distribution networks. In this case, geographical areas of the power supply network are switched off.

Load shedding occurs automatically when grid stability can no longer be guaranteed. In the event of an overload, large industrial plants are first partially shut down to ensure grid stability. However, critical functional areas such as the data centers or critical production areas whose downtime is cost-intensive are excluded. To ensure grid stability, low- priority end users are shut off from the power supply first.

Load shedding is a dynamic process triggered by automatic monitoring of grid stability and starts with power generation and energy storage.

Englisch: load shedding
Updated at: 12.08.2016
#Words: 149
Links: power (P), order, indium (In), power supply (PS), network
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